About NUHS

Who are we

NUHS is a not-for-profit community service providing healthcare for community service card holders, low income union members and their families. Providing community-owned, affordable, accessible, acceptable, appropriate, not-for-profit and community based primary health care since May 1987. Long established health service providing a wide range of local health services for some of the most vulnerable people, including new migrants, low income families, and the unemployed.

Aims of the Service

  • To provide an affordable, accessible, acceptable and appropriate primary health service for people who are enrolled members of the service.
  • To develop and promote a model of primary health care delivery, which is consistent with the principles and goals of the Primary Health Care Strategy 2001.
  • To assist members to improve their health status.
  • To promote the development of healthy communities.
  • To encourage individual responsibility for health and health care.
  • To ensure a healthy working environment for employees.

The Treaty of Waitangi principles of partnership are fundamental to the philosophy and activities of the Service.

Accredited Living Wage Employer

NUHS is an accredited Living Wage Employer.

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Primary Health Organisation (PHO)

NUHS is a member of CompassHealth.

A PHO provides primary health services either directly or through its provider members. These services are designed to improve and maintain the health of the enrolled PHO population, as well as having responsibility for ensuring that services are provided in the community and to restore people’s health when they are unwell. The aim is to ensure GP services are better linked with other health services to ensure a seamless continuum of care.  This means the service has access to funding from the government and improved access to other healthcare providers. You may be asked to enrol with us again to confirm that you want us to remain your main health service.

We have a range of pamphlets and information on PHOs that are available, please ask reception.

Strategic Plan

NUHS Strategic Plan for 2015 to 2019  NUHS STRATEGIC PLAN 2015-2019

Accreditation CORNERSTONE-Accredited-GP-logo

Cornerstone is an accreditation programme specifically designed by the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners for general practices in New Zealand.

We have met the high standards as set out by the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners. Cornerstone accreditation also signifies our commitment to Continuous Quality Improvement and the best possible care for our patients.

Policy Board

NUHS is governed by a Policy Board made up of representatives of various community groups, staff and members elected at our AGM. The Policy Board has overall finanical responsibility and sets the direction for the service. As a registered member you have a right to nominate and vote for a person to be on the Policy Board.